Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being putrid; corruption; fetid rottenness.
  • noun Putrid matter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being putrid; putrefaction; rottenness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being putrid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state of being putrid

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Examples

  • The first, a worm bred in putridity; alluding to man's corruption.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • (Isa 5: 12; 24: 8), give place to the corruption and the stillness of the grave (Eze 32: 27). worm -- that is bred in putridity. worms -- properly those from which the crimson dye is obtained.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • But even "Nana" -- a novel in which he sets himself to delineate the life of the Parisian prostitute -- was miles removed from the ordinary pornographic putridity which is served up by some revelers in the roses and raptures of vice.

    Emile Zola

  • The Democratic Party is, to be sure, a trembling mass of political impotence, wholly unequipped to respond with the force of reason to the barrage of putridity with which they have been confronted of late.

    Daniel Cluchey: The Shame of Our Nation

  • "We are here today to fight against the miasma and putridity of the forces of retrogression that have led us to the precipice of political disaster," the MC said in a rapid-fire extemporaneous speech.

    Nigeria Fringe Candidates Find Voice

  • But the déjà vu has little to do with the Bucs\ 'descent into pre-Dungy putridity and much more to do with the TV show Lost.

    Laine Ewen: Is Raheem Morris Lost?

  • A nauseating wave of putridity rushed through the hole, invading the enclosed space, a profane stench of such profundity that Malachi recoiled with a strangled gasp, retreating to the farthest corner, where he doubled over, clutching his stomach.

    The Monstrumologist

  • A nauseating wave of putridity rushed through the hole, invading the enclosed space, a profane stench of such profundity that Malachi recoiled with a strangled gasp, retreating to the farthest corner, where he doubled over, clutching his stomach.

    The Monstrumologist

  • But the déjà vu has little to do with the Bucs\ 'descent into pre-Dungy putridity and much more to do with the TV show Lost.

    Laine Ewen: Is Raheem Morris Lost?

  • But the déjà vu has little to do with the Bucs 'descent into pre-Dungy putridity and much more to do with the TV show Lost.

    Laine Ewen: Is Raheem Morris Lost?

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